Watercolor Stylish Stems

Last week I mentioned that I had been playing around with watercoloring and over the weekend I took some of my watercolored pieces and turned them into cards.  I just love the look of blue, green and purple in this card!

I bought an inexpensive bread board to use when I watercolor.  I tape the edges of my watercolor paper with blue painters tape so that it won’t curl too much.

Then I wet my paper using an Aqua Painter.  This helps the ink to spread around the paper on its own.  I pick up the ink from my clear block.  Simply turn your ink pad over and tap it onto the block! Use the Aqua Painter to pick up the paint and drop it onto your wet watercolor paper. 

I used Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Elegant Eggplant for my masterpiece below.  It’s wet in the picture below and I hated the way it looked at that point but you will get COMPLETELY different results once it dries!

Here it is dry! I love how the colors blend together but, I didn’t like the water mark areas – I know, too much of a perfectionist.  I thought it would be perfect though peeking through my flower!

The base of my card is Thick Whisper White that measures 11″ x 4-1/4″  and it’s scored at 5-1/2″.  A  4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Bermuda Bay is attached to the base using Fast Fuse.

The front piece is Whisper White cardstock and it measures 3-3/4″ x 5″.  I cut out the flower with the Stylish Stems Framelits and stamped my sentiment with the stamp set, Brushwork Alphabet using Memento Ink .  The stamps are individual letters that allow you to make any word you want! 

I didn’t want the extra added bulk of my watercolor paper so I trimmed it just enough to slip behind the flower. I adhered it to the back of the front piece.   I then atttached a piece of Fun Foam (you can find it in big box stores or on Amazon) to the back of this piece.  It helps to keep it from sagging in areas and gives good coverage.  I used Fast Fuse and attached it to the piece of Bermuda Bay.  I added several Enamel Shapes to finish it off!

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  1. […] today looks very familiar, it’s because it has many of the same elements of the card I posted yesterday.  While the one yesterday had a watercoloring panel behind the flower, this time I did […]



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